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Is Burping A Sign Of A Heart Attack
After eat gassy food i.E 'petai', feel minor pain like poke by needle at centre of my chess but after burp, it subsided. Is this sign of heart attack?
Probably not: Do you have heartburn? A possible explanation is gerd. Acid reflux at the esophagus can give you al kind if symptoms even pressure chest pain imitating heart attack. As I can see you have at least 3 risk factors for cad. Have you have a stress test? If not get one to be sure your heart is ok. ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 22 and last night in bed, I had bad pain in centre of chest and couldn't stop burping was it heart attack or not?
Unlikely: Heart attacks are unlikely in 22 year olds without a prior history of heart disease or drug use. And they don't really cause burping. See a doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more
Not heart: Symptoms from coronary heart disease are uncommon under the age of 40. Those over 40 can sometimes MISTAKE the symptoms of heart for GERD: Severe pressure discomfort in center of chest, sometimes radiating to left arm or jaw or between shoulder blades. The pain is often described with a clenched fist: squeezing or "like an elephant sitting on my chest". Often associated with sweating>>GO TO ER!! ...Read more
Chances of 31 female having a heart attack? Dull pain in upper back/burping/reflux also. Grandpa and father both had heart attacks at age 60.
Rare but possible: Your risk is low if you don't smoke and your blood pressure is controlled, and you avoid drugs like cocaine. Because of your family history you should be evaluated in terms of lipid profile and cardiac evaluation but probably not necessary till you are closer to age 50 or menopause. ...Read more
Hi, can a stomach/digestion problem cause some kind of heart attack? Sometimes I feel heavier heart beat and some chest pain, and it's gone after burp
Stomach: Stomach ailments do not cause heart attacks. Sometimes stomach symptoms can mimic heart disease and vise versa. ...Read more
I have squeezing chest pressure and bleching. Heart attack? I have no left arm pain but keep belching and I am bloated.
Chest pressure: If you are an 18 year old female, this decreases risk for a heart attack. However, squeezing chest pressure and belching can be symptoms for a heart attack or for angina. It you were an older man, I would likely recommend that you call 911. Please seek medical care if you your pain is not resolving or right away if you have any trouble breathing. ...Read more
I think I'm having a heart attack chest pain upper left from shoulder to middle left ribcage chest is burning stomach is burning I'm belching?
MI?: Take and aspirin and call 911. As in now! ...Read more
Aafter walking I am belching, chest pain, I am so nervous that I think I have heart attack but I hav normal ecg, 2dechoe, and stress test stomach bloated?
Not your heart: Those tests have pretty much ruled out your heart as the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Ab pain w/bloating and belching that doesn't go away in the lower stomach. I have had dizziness/left arm tingling at times + fear heart attack. Er?
Abd bloating: Best to call your doctor and get a check up as soon as you can. Does not sound like a heart attack and it is better to see your doctor rather than go to the er. ...Read more
What can I do if my cheeks hurt. Is this a sign of a heart attack, or is it just irritated muscle?
Unlikely to relate to heart.
Check teeth, gums, sinuses, ears. ...Read more
No.: No. LIkely a local problem. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for diagnosis. ...Read more
Would a chest pain that lasts for a few minutes without recurring be a sign of a heart attack or something else?
Chest pain transient: A pain such as you describe in a 16 y/o is likely to be intestinal gas or musculoskeletal in origin. In a much older patient a cardiac related cause might come into consideration. ...Read more
Yes: However it's much less common than the left arm. Other causes are more likely ...Read more
Highly unlikely: If you are a 21 year old generally healthy male it is unlikely that left arm pain is an "anginal equivalent" I.e. Due to inadequate blood supply to heart muscle. Things that would make it more likely to be cardiac in nature would be if it is mostly brought on by physical activity. Even if your arm pain is exertional it is unlikely to be cardiac in nature unless u have a strong family history ...Read more
Hi, I have been experiencing some chest pressure (no pain) for the past two weeks. I'm 23, could this really be a sign of a heart attack?
Probably not heart: Given your age and conditions, this could be gastroesophageal reflux disease. Usually symptoms worsens when lying down, particularly after a large late night meal. Risk factors for men in particular are obesity, tobacco use and alcohol consumption, NSAID use as well as dietary factors such as the intake of caffeinated beverages. Try antacids, changing eating habits, stopping ibuprofen, weight loss ...Read more
How rare is it for chest pain to be sign of a heart attack in a 28 year old with no family history and non smoker? I also had complete normal tests.
Symptom: Generally that wouldn;t be a symptom of heart attack ...Read more
Nondiagnostic: Although these symptoms can be seen during a heart attack, they are nonspecific and can occur during other illnesses. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical exam, order appropriate tests and then make a diagnosis. If you're having these symptoms, it's important to call your physician for advice and evaluation. ...Read more
Is pain on the upper side of the back a sign of a heart attack. Suffered a heart attack in 2015 and on chronic medication?
Get Checked: At your age and past history it’s wise to run it past your PCP ...Read more
I have a chest pain in my left side but tingling in right arm and pain in right arm down my back is that a sign of a heart attack?
Maybe: U should have it checked out. If you are in pain now, head to the er now. ...Read more
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